Chow chow/ chayote kootu

Main Dish
2 servings
10 min
20 min
Chow chow is easy to cook, kootu consumes very limited oil and it is good for digestion too. We can have this Kootu just with hot rice with a few drops of ghee..


Number of serving: 2
1. Ingredients needed

Fresh Chow Chow - 2 Cups (Peeled and neatly chopped)

Toor Dal or Moong Dal - 1/4 Cup ( We can use both dals too)

Sambar powder - 1 tsp

Turmeric powder - Just a pinch

Salt according to taste

2. Grinding Ingredients

Grated coconut - 1/2 cup

Cumin seeds(Jeera) -1 tsp

1 tsp of Fried grams can be added based on taste (optional)

Red chilli -3(Green chilli can also be used)

3. Seasoning

Oil -1 tsp

Mustard seeds -1 tsp

Urad dal (split ones can be used) -1 tsp

Hing - a pinch

Curry leaves - little(can be chopped into small)


  • Step 1 - Chow chow/ chayote Kootu
    Cook the dhal and keep it aside.

    Wash the fresh chow chow neatly. Use a peeler to remove its skin..

    Be careful while removing since this vegetable contains small thorns. Chop the Chow chow into small cubes.
  • Grind Cumin seeds, Coconut, red chilli into a smooth paste. We can add little water based on the requirement. Take a pan add 1 tsp of oil.
  • Step 3 - Chow chow/ chayote Kootu
    After oil is heated add Mustard seeds and Urad dhal. When it start to splutter. Add a pinch of hing and curry leaves. Now add the cooked dhal and the ingredients grinded.

    After it gets boiled and the awesome aroma comes switch off the knob...
  • Serve hot and Enjoy the Kootu !


Chow chow/ chayote Kootu, photo 1Chow chow/ chayote Kootu, photo 2


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